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Traveling w/Prose Scleral lens

I will be traveling with my Prose Scleral lens and was wondering if it is best advised to keep them in a lens case dry or w/saline solution.
Thanks for your advice,

The reason why you should ditch the AC and put on MCG...

A useful study that shows the effect of a dessicating environment on tear film parameters.

Perhaps this confirms why dry eye patients must use moisture chamber glasses (MCG) to arrest further damage and provide an ideal environment for the glands to heal.

This also votes against...

Starting work soon?

So, ive finally heard from work going to a meeting on the 30th, im really nervous due to it being team member/host, aswell as managing my dry eye... ive never told an employer of my dry eyes, as i was hoping to get enough money and go for ipl to see if it helps, i know these treatments dont take long...

Dry Eye- 1.5 years of dealing with this. So this is my life now?

Hi all-
I've been on here a number of times since going down the dreaded dry-eye rabbit hole and finally decided to post.

Roughly a year a half ago I started birth control. I had been on it before and went on it again to help with cramps. Well about 3 months into it the pharmacy abruptly...

Prescription moisture chamber glasses ziena

I just called and got 3 pairs of glasses to try the neareus, sea crest and the panhead by 7 eye. Iím going to try them on and then make a decision on which ones to buy them send them my script. I finally felt stable enough to get a refraction and to buy glasses. So once I get my pair from lens crafters,...

Punctal plug insertion and/or lacrimal irrigation - what did this FEEL LIKE to you?

I am very keen to hear other people's experiences having either of these procedures done. I suspect I'm extra sensitive to feeling certain things, so it would really help to compare my experience with other people's.

I had punctal plugs inserted a few years ago (SmartPlugs), and it was...

Diluted brimonidine

Iím doing better in regards to dryness, after having all 4 plugs in. Iíve also been having IPL and have been using ikervis for the past 2 months.
Even though the dryness feels better, my eyes still get quite inflamed through the day, it really bothers me.
Does anyone use diluted...

Sclerals a good option?

Hello there,

Having tried many ways to get treated or some kind of relief from ocular neuropathic pain with MGD without success, I started to weigh the possibility of scleral lenses with the advice of my ophthalmologist who is also a bit desperate now, knowing that I have neuropathy induced...

Dust mites?

Today I discovered 5 small brown beetles which I've seen before, I have carpet flooring and I havr only found it dust mites love these? Most of our flooring is carpet, instead of laminate(kitchen and living room only ). I tried to upload a jpeg but its too big. These are tiny beetles which are brown...

Saline Question

I want to start using saline instead of over-using artificial tears, since I think too many tears have caused some issues for me. I know some people here have used saline, and I was wondering what kind I should use? Is saline for contacts okay, as in Sensitive Eyes from Bausch and Lomb? How about .9%...
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